Argyros Estate

Santorini, Greece

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Argyros Estate

Santorini, Greece

In 1903 George Argyros, owner of a 5 acres vineyard located in Episkopi Gonia Santorini, founded Estate Argyros in order to turn to advantage the grapes produced by his own vineyard. The winery he constructed was a small plant basically equipped and he made his wines according to the traditional Santorinian way. The produced wines were dry white wine (nihteri), dry red wine (brousko) and vinsanto, sold only in the local market.

In 1950, the Estate passed to his son, Matthew Argyros, who expanded the vineyard to 15 acres, without though significant changes in the winery.
The person who changed dramatically the image of the winery was the founder’s grandson Yiannis Argyros who runs the winery since 1974. Yiannis Argyros not only has increased the family vineyard to 65 acres but he has also rebuilt the winery transforming it into a modern plant aiming to combine tradition with modern technology.

Yiannis Argyros is a winelover who works very hard to obtain high quality grapes in order to make superior quality wines. And there are many professionals in the Greek wine market who think of Yiannis Argyros as the best Greek winemaker in dry white wines and dessert wines.

His efforts to produce high quality wines have been worldwide acknowledged, as indicates the award by the Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of 100 best wineries in the world for 2005 and 2006.

Pictures of the Argyros Estate winery:

Vin Santo 20

Vinsanto 20 year front label revised copy

To many, Estate Argyros is seen as the leader and founder of the modern Vin Santo from Santorini. In recent years, the Estate has moved to a series of aged wines (4, 12 and 20 year), in order to show…

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Vin Santo 12

Vinsanto 12 year front label A

To many, Estate Argyros is seen as the leader and founder of the modern Vin Santo from Santorini. In recent years, the Estate has moved to a series of aged wines (4, 12 and 20 year), in order to show…

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Vin Santo 04

Vinsanto 4 A USA

To many, Estate Argyros is seen as the leader and founder of the modern Vin Santo from Santorini. In recent years, the Estate has moved to a series of aged wines (4, 12 and 20 year), in order to show…

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Assyrtiko Argyros

Assyrtiko Argyros 2011 US copy

Crystal-clear yellow colour, distinctively flavoured with citrus overtones. The relatively high acidity of Asyrtico gives it a crisp freshness, while the vineyard’s extremely low performance offers body, structure and substance.

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Atlantis White

Atlantis White US 2012 750ml new

Crystal-clear yellow colour, distinctively flavoured with citrus overtones. The relatively high acidity of Asyrtico gives it a crisp freshness, while the vineyard’s extremely low performance offers body, structure and substance.

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Atlantis Red

Atlantis Red

Full bodied with fine tannins, complex aromas of red fruit, with hints of prune and leather.The mouth is well structured & balanced, it has a velvety palate and a long finish.Can be cellared for an additional 5-10 years.

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Atlantis Rose

Atlantis Rose

Bright rose colour. Aromas of strawberry, apple and cherry.The relatively high acidity of Assyrtiko gives it a crisp freshness. Can be cellared for an additional 2-3 years.

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Estate Argyros

Estate Argyros 2011 US

Yellow colour with green seens. Of good intensity, fine, kind and relatively complex aromas that remind of minerals, lemon blossoms and citrus fruits. Full bodied, round palate with crispy and sparkling acidity that gives nerve.

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Mavrotragano

Mavrotragano

Bright red color, with notes of black cherry and currants. Soft tannins on the palate. And a long finish. Makes an excellent accompaniment to spicy foods and red meat dishes. Limited production.

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Aidani

Aidani Argyros 2011 US copy

White-yellow colour and aromas that remind of tropical fruits and scented botanicals. In the mouth appers with a well balanced acidity. Can be cellared for an additional 2 years.

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